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  • Rita Rita Store Manager Leeds Briggate read more about the Store Manager position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    I am a fashion conscious individual and keep up with the latest trends, and probably have enough shoes to open up my own ‘schuh Shop’. I use my infectious personality to motivate my staff and create a friendly, relaxed and professional environment for our valued customers.

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    Now then, let me have a think about this!! I started as a ‘wee’ Saturday girl at our Market Street branch, Manchester back in February 1994. I worked in both Manchester and Leeds during my time at university. On completing my studies transferred back to Leeds part-time and became full-time. I was later promoted to Trainee Manager in Liverpool. I have worked as a deputy manager in Commercial street (Leeds), Argyle Street (Glasgow) and Market Street (Manchester). I managed my first store in Hull in May 2000, then moved to Newcastle in October 2001 as store manager and currently manage our Leeds Briggate store since June 2002. If you are ambitious, have drive and determination to succeed, then a career is available for you at schuh!!

    So what do you do all day??

    Well, what can I say, every day is a different day!! My job role is varied from managing the day to day running of a busy store which includes providing a high standard of customer service, training and developing of the team, and managing the product to meet the customers’ needs. As well as running the store, I help with some field responsibilities which include organising and planning of training days, mentoring concession managers and completing our weekly regional newsletter.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    schuh offers great career progression which has been proved in my work history. I’m an ambitious and career driven individual and waiting for the right opportunity to arise, hopefully into field management.

    What’s your favorite thing about working at schuh?

    I have got to say the people. During my time at schuh I have met lots of different people who have supported me through my development. I am now returning the favour and take great satisfaction from training and developing individuals to further progress their careers.

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    My job, you can’t have it - its mine!!! Well if you are committed, passionate, hardworking and determined to succeed then there is no secret. Provide the right attitude and the rest will follow!!

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    Silver, (alys interlace zip sandal) Fancy a pair? Code: 1724007620

  • Ali Ali Store Manager Kingston read more about the Store Manager position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    Anyone who has shopped in any of our stores or if you know someone who has works for us before, will know who we are! We work very hard at what we do and have a passion for success! Our business is about PEOPLE! From the customers we serve every day to the staff we work with! We pride ourselves on providing a unique service in a unique environment! ....that’s what makes me a schuh person!

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    Once upon a time there was a part timer who just worked on a Saturday for 4 hours as a sales assistant in a shiny new Oxford street store some 9 years ago!! After finishing with his studies, he then decided he wanted a Management career in Retail! And so the story goes... he became a full timer, then moved up to a customer service supervisor, then to a trainee manager, then a junior deputy, then on to a senior deputy, then came the big change to becoming the stores personnel manager, then a year on became a Men’s floor manager then on to become the Ladies floor manager for schuh’s Flagship store in Oxford street! …The End. NOT! He then went on to become a store manager in our brand new store in Kingston and lived happily ever after…

    So what do you do all day?

    What do I Do? ‘ALOT’ is the short answer! Managing a management team of 5 and a staff team of about 41 staff is no easy feat! So there are always things going on and things to organise! All managers in our store are very hands on and you will usually find me on the shop floor in direct contact with my customers and my staff, having a laugh, joking around, a-hmm… I mean working. Customer service is paramount in what we do at schuh, so all my efforts are basically geared towards making sure all you lovely people come and have a great experience in our store! That may mean re-merchandising products making the floor look its best, training the team so they give our customers the best service possible, talking with brands we work with, and generally making sure things run smoothly! Every day is different, so we expect the unexpected!

    And where do you want to go from here?

    I realised with schuh early on that you can go wherever you want to as long as you know what it takes to get there! (I hope I do by now!?!) The opportunities are numerous and progression is actually expected of you here in schuh! Not to move forward is to move backward! To continue my own story... I would like to see myself running a big store, and then stepping up to a regional Managers job.

    What's your favourite thing about working at schuh?

    The best things about working with schuh are the people around you and the impact we all have on each other. Whether it’s the impact you have on the people you manage or the things you learn from the people you meet. The discounts are good, the opportunities for progression are there and the freedom to express your own unique style is promoted and encouraged!

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    How do you get my job... hhmmm... Well if you ask really REALLY nicely...lol. A lot of hard work and a focus on success. If you want it and work hard for it, it’s very possible you can have it! But hopefully not too soon, I’m enjoying myself! To be honest, you need to be a good people person, have a good attitude, be self-motivated and have a passion for success and excellent customer service!

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    I am currently wearing some Navy Blue Pointer’s, wicked brand that feel good to wear and keep me lookin’ swagged out. (I am too old for that language lol)... but if I were to get into my collection of footwear I own, I would be here all day…

  • Amy Amy Deputy Manager Bristol read more about the Deputy Manager position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    I am an energetic individual who drives the team and keeps everyone energetic and motivated to do well, I show a passion to succeed and to do the very best we can together as a team.

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    I first joined schuh in 2011 as a full timer; I moved from Scotland to Bournemouth to take up this position. I worked hard and took on a lot of responsibility which enabled me to work my way up to trainee in Bristol Cribbs Causeway after only 9 months. I worked hard and completed my trainee folder in just over a year and then was ready for the next step up to Deputy Manager, which is when I moved to Bristol Cabot Circus and I have been in this role for just over a year and will be looking to move onto a more senior role soon.

    So what do you do all day?

    I keep the staff motivated and provide and maintain high levels of customer service. I also train and develop the team, maintain my own responsibilities and run the day to day tasks required when running the store.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    I'm looking to work my way up to a senior deputy role in one of our London stores soon.

    What’s your favorite thing about working at schuh?

    The best thing has to be the people at schuh and the fun atmosphere we create. I have met and worked with a lot of different people during my time in the Company and I can honestly say they have all been great. The opportunities to progress are also really good and as a Company schuh invest a lot into individuals to help them succeed in their schuh career.

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    By working hard, be willing to learn and take on new responsibilities and have a real determination to do well. Have a positive and fun attitude and just be yourself.

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    White and green Adidas Stan Smiths, they are finally back :)

  • Sarah Sarah Trainee Manager Livingston read more about the Trainee Manager position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    I think I am a schuh person because I am really happy and loud a lot of the time! I'm not afraid to make a fool out of myself and I love shoes which is also a bonus!

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do in life so when I saw there was a full time Sales Adviser position at the Ocean Terminal store I applied. As soon as I started I loved it. The people are fab and it felt like working with your friends. I then got promoted to Customer Service Supervisor at the store in Edinburgh Fredrick Street then after about 2 months became Trainee Manager here at the Livingston store.

    So what do you do all day?

    Not a single day is the same at schuh! One day I could be serving customers on the shop floor, giving staff 1 on 1 training, holding interviews, or even attending training days in Glasgow. I have even been across the UK a few times to help open up new schuh stores! I am also working on my trainee folder so I can take the next step and become a Deputy Manager.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    After I have finished my Trainee Management folder I would like to move to England to become a Deputy Manager. I am a little bit nervous about moving away from home but schuh are really supportive and no matter which schuh store you go to everyone is very welcoming and friendly! After I become a Deputy I plan to work my way up to the top!

    What’s your favourite thing about working at schuh

    Probably the people as you are all one big happy family. Everyone is really nice and there are always opportunities to meet people at different stores. I have made best friends for life here!

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    Show dedication and commitment. If you don't work for it you won't get it. Let your personality shine through and don't let fear hold you back!

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    White Roshe Runs

  • Sam Sam Customer Service Supervisor Glasgow Fort Kids read more about the Customer Service Supervisor position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    Being confident and able to provide great customer service day-in-day-out, having a friendly attitude and obviously knowing a bit about the shoes helps, which really helped me because I probably own enough shoes to open another branch!

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    As soon as I left school I applied for a sales advisor job in a new store that was opening not far from where I live, the interview went great and I knew right away I'd love to work for the Company - and two years later I'm still here and now in a role as a Supervisor!

    So what do you do all day?

    When I'm on the shopfloor I set the pace for the rest of the team, making sure to lead by example and go the extra mile for our customers whenever I can! Other than that I assist the rest of the management team with the everyday running of the store, as well as feeding back to staff on how they can improve their service.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    Due to other ongoing commitments (University), Supervisor is a great position for me just now as it still offers me a great amount of flexibility, but at the same time some extra responsibility. Who knows what the future could bring though...

    What’s your favourite thing about working at schuh

    Definitely the team atmosphere, everyone who works here really wants to see the Company do well and we always work as a team to make sure this happens, which is clear to anyone who comes in our store. This makes schuh a really great Company to work for!

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    First of all you need to show you love what you do! Supervisors ALWAYS have to be willing to help - and not just our customers but also the rest of the team if they need a little bit of help with product knowledge or kids fitting, for example.

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    Grey Adidas Los Angeles

  • Daniel Daniel Full Time Sales Adviser Leeds Briggate read more about the Full Time Sales Adviser position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    Good personality, outgoing, friendly, hardworking, but also relatively relaxed when in a stressful situation.

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened (career path)?

    I joined in 2007, started part-time whilst I was at university and moved to full-time after I graduated.

    So what do you do all day?

    At work I deal with the general house-keeping, helping a variety of customers with their needs, merchandising of new and existing styles to present trends and best sellers efficiently, in the window and shop-floors. I also supervise occasionally to help the management team alongside working in the stockroom with delivery and dead-stock.

    Personally I enjoy going to gigs, music, motor sports, and playing bass (although currently not in a band). I also enjoy ‘nandos and movies’on nights out with the lads.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    I hope to eventually move into a manager position when I am ready and the right opportunity arises.

    What’s your favourite thing about working at schuh?

    I must say the best thing about working at schuh is the people you work with, and you get to meet a variety of different people.

    Psst-tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    By having a great personality, working hard and having a willingness to be successful and progress within your job role.

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    Ha ha!! They are not in store at the moment but the Nike twilight in brown and pink
  • Chloe Chloe Full Time Stockroom Assistant Southampton read more about the Full Time Stockroom Assistant position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    I think as a schuh person it is essential to be confident, friendly, outgoing and happy but I feel it is important that you are a team player.

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    After leaving school I had my eyes on creating a career in retail and what better place to do it than at schuh. I had always heard good things about the company from my sister who also works for schuh and I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of such a fantastic business.

    So what do you do all day?

    I work in the stockroom full time as part of a great team. We carry out our everyday task of which include; deliveries, organising stock, processing orders (maybe the shoes you have just purchased online!) and keeping the stockroom tidy. No two days are ever the same and I love the variety of jobs. We are there to support the shopfloor staff and ensure their jobs are made as easy as possible.

    And where do you want to go from here?

    At the moment I'm doing my pre-managment essentials. So hopefully I will progress into management as I would love to run my own schuh store one day.

    What is your favourite thing about working in schuh?

    One of my favorite things about working at schuh are the people I work with. It's a great environment to work in. I spend alot of time with the team outside of work, we usually try and organise some payday drinks and I can honestly say I love all the people I work with!

    Psst- tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    Show that you're a confident, positive, motivated and a happy person. Someone that brings something different to the team.

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    This morning I was wearing my cream authentic Vans, but this afternoon I bought some new turquoise Adidas baskets!

  • Ciaran Ciaran Part Time Sales Adviser Swords read more about the Part Time Sales Adviser position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    A bubbly personality, a can do attitude, and good manners!

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    I started off as a Christmas temp in 2012 but after the Christmas rush I was let go as it was only a temporary contract. Our old deputy Emma called me one day in summer 2013 and asked if I'd like to come back for the summer and I jumped at the opportunity! I've been here ever since and I've no plans on leaving anytime soon.

    So what do you do all day?

    As a sales advisor I mostly deal with customers, but there's a lot more to the job than just selling shoes. We get on the job training every second week, merchandising best sellers, making sure the shops display is kept to a high standard, processing customer orders, etc. We're kept busy!

    And where do you want to go from here?

    Like I said, I'm not planning on leaving anytime soon and eventually I'd like to progress up the management ladder and move over to Edinburgh to work with schuh. I've done some supervision in my own store in Swords as well as in our O'Connell St and Jervis stores and loved it so progression is always on my mind. I'd like to take it slowly though and learn as much as I can along the way and be the best that I can at my job.

    What’s your favourite thing about working at schuh

    The people. Whether it be the amazing staff I work with or all the customers I've served over the years they all add up to a great experience. I'm a people person, and the people I work with are the best in the business!

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    schuh love bubbly chatty people, so a good personality will take you a long way. You get a lot of on the job training so you can learn everything else, but ya can't beat enthusiasm and a good smile!

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    I'm wearing glow in the dark Reebok Kamikazes, which we no longer stock unfortunately. But they're a good conversation starter!!

  • Adele Adele Part time sales adviser Derby read more about the Part time sales adviser position

    What makes you a schuh person?

    I like talking (just ask my team! Sorry guys). You meet a lot of interesting people on a daily basis and conversation is the key, if you are friendly and can think on your feet you can draw out the best in your customer and it can help them in their decision making process

    This is your schuh life! Tell us how it happened?

    After graduating I fancied a job in customer service as I enjoy meeting new people. I started out as a 4-hour weekender and then built up my hours and responsibilities from there

    So what do you do all day?

    I am the Derby store’s head cashier so I spend a lot of the busiest times behind the till processing transactions. On a typical day I also serve shoes, help to merchandise the shop floor, keep on top of shop floor standards and help out my team wherever possible

    And where do you want to go from here?

    It’s a great company to work for and the door is always open for people to progress into management or schuh HQ roles. It’s a very supportive environment, I am happy with my current part-time position as it enables me to spend half my time on my art work

    What’s your favourite thing about working at schuh

    The people! I’ve made great friends working at schuh. We’re an eclectic bunch but a real family! (Aww… but it’s true!)

    Psst tell us a secret! How can I get your job?

    Show personality and a willingness to provide great customer service. It also helps if you’re observant, energetic, organised, hardworking and have a positive attitude. If this sounds like you, keep your eye out on the store window and online for opportunities

    What colour shoes are you wearing?

    The mono black converse high tops – they go with everything!